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Best Leaf blowers

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Leaf blowers

Best Leaf blowers

We tested 54 leaf blowers to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Leaf blower based on the following criteria:

  • Loosening
  • Noise at ear
  • Handling and ease of use
  • Sweeping
  • Noise at 50 ft.
  • Vacuuming

Below lists the Leaf blowers that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Leaf blower is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Leaf blowers

Best Leaf blower for Loosening

The speed of removing embedded leaf particles from a lawn.


This Leaf blower which tested best for Loosening has the following features: Weight (lbs.), cc/amp, Multiple speeds and Translucent fuel tank.

Best Leaf blower for Noise at ear

Blower-mode noise is based on industry-standard measurements at 50 feet and our measurements at ear level. Models rated Very Good or Excellent at 50 feet should meet common municipal limits of 65 decibels (dBA); models rated Fair or Poor at ear level emitted at least 85 dBA, enough to warrant hearing protection.


This Leaf blower which tested best for Noise at ear has the following features: Weight (lbs.), cc/amp, Multiple speeds and Vacuum capability.

Best Leaf blower for Handling and ease of use

Includes ease of maneuvering, using controls, and changing modes.


This Leaf blower which tested best for Handling and ease of use has the following features: Weight (lbs.), cc/amp, Multiple speeds and Vacuum capability.

Best Leaf blower for Sweeping

Denotes speed of moving leaves.


This Leaf blower which tested best for Sweeping has the following features: Weight (lbs.), cc/amp, Multiple speeds and Vacuum capability.

Best Leaf blower for Noise at 50 ft.

Blower-mode noise is based on industry-standard measurements at 50 feet and our measurements at ear level. Models rated Very Good or Excellent at 50 feet should meet common municipal limits of 65 decibels (dBA); models rated Fair or Poor at ear level emitted at least 85 dBA, enough to warrant hearing protection.


This Leaf blower which tested best for Noise at 50 ft. has the following features: Weight (lbs.), cc/amp, Multiple speeds and Vacuum capability.

Best Leaf blower for Vacuuming

How quickly models picked up leaves and how finely they mulched them.


This Leaf blower which tested best for Vacuuming has the following features: Weight (lbs.), cc/amp, Multiple speeds and Vacuum capability.